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The Evolution of the REO Landscape

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Patrick McClain, SVP of Hubzu Auction Services, talks to DS News about how the REO space has evolved in recent years, the challenges of operating amidst low foreclosure inventory, and how struggling homeowners are benefitting from options such as short sales.

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FHFA Report: GSEs’ Total Foreclosure Prevention Actions Cross 4M

The GSEs (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) completed 22,411 foreclosure prevention actions in November, bringing the total to 4,013,134 since the start of the conservatorships in September 2008, according to the Foreclosure Prevention Report released by the Federal Housing Finance ...

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Midwest Reflects National Cold Weather Woes

Sales of residential homes in the seven-county metro of Chicago followed a pattern similar to January: rising prices, but the pace of sales slow when compared to the same month last year. According to an analysis by RE/MAX, bitter weather and a small inventory of homes for sale were the primary factors causing reduced sales activity.

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Lenders: Beware of the ‘Forced’ Short-Sale in Bankruptcy

Historically, Chapter 7 Trustees rarely seek authorization to sell over-encumbered real property of the estate free and clear of liens because such a sale is authorized only under very limited circumstances. Based upon the rarity of motions to sell over-encumbered property and the assumption that a Court would never grant such a motion, creditors have generally been complacent about monitoring bankruptcy cases for such motions.

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Institutional Investor Sales Decline

RealtyTrac released its January 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report on Thursday, revealing institutional investors made up 5.2 percent of all U.S. residential property sales in January. Institutional investor sales are down from 7.9 percent in December, and down 8.2 percent from January, 2013.

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New App Looks to Hasten Short Sale Process

ShortSave, Inc., announced Tuesday a new application aimed at shortening the time for a one-lien short sale or loan modification transaction. The average short sale takes 165 days, a time period ShortSave anticipates being able to cut to a paltry 36 days. The application is projected to save a non-performing note investor $1,200-1,800 in lost interest on an average loan.

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Decline in Foreclosures Outpaces Decline in Loan Modifications

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An estimated 44,000 homeowners received permanent loan modifications from mortgage servicers during the month of November under both proprietary servicer programs and the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), HOPE NOW reports. While that total represents a 12 percent decrease from the 50,000 loan mods completed in October, the most recent data show a steeper 20 percent decline in foreclosure sales and a 17 percent decline in foreclosure starts between October and November.

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Despite Fewer Foreclosure Starts, Distressed Sales Rose in 2013

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Despite declining foreclosure starts over the year, distressed sales made up a higher percentage of overall home sales in 2013 than they did the previous year, according to the U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report released Thursday by RealtyTrac. Foreclosure sales—which include sales to third-party buyers at foreclosure auction and sales of REOs—combined with short sales to make up 16.2 percent of residential property sales in 2013, up from 14.5 percent in 2012. The report also revealed an uptick in cash purchases at the close of the year.

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